Originally Posted by Wingatchtochwilsit
Even if there was a huge rush and spike in traffic, weíre talking about a day or two at the start of each round at most. From a cost perspective, one could throttle up on those days or even for two months in prep for the load, and back down to normal anticipated traffic throughout the rest of the year. Minimal impact.
You donít need to design and pay for a system that can support a million concurrent transactions 24/7/365...
This entire migration, away from the county courthouse, MAY work flawlessly. Look, I'm obviously an advocate of utilizing all that the year 2019 provides by way of e-commerce, e-POS, and the power of modern databases. BUT, ya have to be careful. All I was trying to state, is that I'm not sure the current system is "broke enough" to warrant such an undertaking. Automating this, in it's current state, is a many-to-many relationship. You have many people applying, in many different ways/venues. That provides failure points at every venue that has hardware. A POS machine to run the PALS transaction. The printer at the kiosk, etc... and because this is a time sensitive endeavor, that can lead to a bunch of disgruntled customers. And yes, the glut, the rush, the load, should occur only during the 1st round of antlerless, which is a positive.
AGAIN, it can be pulled off. I'm just not sure the current manual process is all that flawed ?
Ö.. and, is this free ? Is PALS going to go through all the analysis, coding, testing, implementation, etc... free of charge ? They aren't charging the PGC or us, any more that what we currently pay ? Well, God bless 'em.